Looking for an unforgettable weekend in Europe? Here are the most impressive places to visit!
The most enjoyable weekend in Europe: top places
Do you have a few days of freedom ahead, and do you want to take advantage of it to travel? Guys from Country Helper selected some of the best European destinations to live a short but unforgettable stay. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a generous sun or explore the cultural and historical treasures that will make your journey really special. We should warn you right away: you will not have time to travel to each destination in a single weekend; there are so many sites and experiences to discover – but you can start with our selection of must-see places!
A stay in Barcelona is always a good idea, even if you already know the city. You can enjoy a quieter but still sunny Barcelona. During a short stay, focus your visit on the Gothic Quarter, with its beautiful squares, imposing cathedral, and the Ramblas, the most emblematic promenade in Barcelona, which runs from Plaza Catalunya to Plaza Colón. The multicolored stands of the Boqueria market and the talented street artists contribute to the charm of this avenue. Further east, the Sagrada Familia, a monumental unfinished church designed by Gaudí, will fascinate you with its architecture. If you are planning a shopping trip, think of the outlet shops on Girona Street. On the seaside, Nova Icària beach has several sports facilities and playgrounds.
Less sunny but just as charming, Amsterdam is the ideal destination for an exotic weekend under the sign of culture. The city is known worldwide for the great diversity of its museums. We can mention the Nxt Museum, which offers an immersive and sensory experience in the field of new media art, or the Tropenmuseum, dedicated to different cultures worldwide. Amsterdam can also be discovered during cruises, and pedal boat trips on its canals. The Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market, and the Vondelpark are to be integrated into your weekend itinerary to appreciate the charms of Amsterdam’s nature.
There is always something new to discover in Paris. The City of Light has always amazed its visitors with more than 2,100 monuments and more than 200 museums. Why not go back and continue your visits? In addition to the famous Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica awaits you at the top of Montmartre and the Pantheon at the top of the Sainte-Geneviève mountain. Extending over 25 hectares, the Luxembourg Garden lends itself to a picnic in the sun in a green setting. A cruise on the Seine will be a good tone to delight in the romantic atmosphere of Paris, especially if you book a getaway at the end of the day. And why not spend a day at Disneyland with your family?
It is impossible to get bored in Dublin! Don’t miss the visit to Trinity College, a prestigious university that combines Georgian and Victorian buildings. Stop by the Guinness Storehouse, a museum dedicated to this famous beer whose 7th floor offers a 360° view of Dublin. If you are looking for a peaceful area, head to St Stephen’s Green Park. Then go to Grafton Street, home to countless shops and restaurants. Take the opportunity to admire the works of street artists. A visit to the National Leprechaun Museum will also be an opportunity to learn everything about this funny creature that is the Leprechaun.
There is nothing like a weekend under the sign of dolce vita. Start with a walk in the center to appreciate the beauty of the many squares and fountains; the Place du Capitole and the Trevi Fountain are guaranteed to impress you. Immerse yourself in the exciting history of the city by going to Mount Palatine, which is full of ancient remains. In the Trastevere district, you can taste the local specialties served in the trattorias and discover Roman crafts in all their authenticity. You will have only one hurry: come back as soon as possible to enjoy the charm of the Italian capital!
Berlin is the destination par excellence for culture and history enthusiasts. Stroll through Alexanderplatz, a pedestrian area surrounded by buildings such as the Park Inn with more than 1,000 rooms, the Berolinahaus, and the Convention Center. Charlottenburg Castle, a former imperial and royal summer residence, and the famous Berlin Wall are also to be discovered during your getaway. Take advantage of sunny days to dive into the Badeschiff, a floating pool on the Spree River. For a breath of oxygen in the middle of the city, do not miss the Tiergarten garden and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Iceland is not limited to its imposing glaciers and spectacular aurora borealis. During a weekend in Reykjavik, the capital, you will have the opportunity to admire the old houses that are concentrated in the historic center, especially on Adalstraeti Street. Walk all around the marina to discover the Sólfar, a sculpture representing the skeleton of a Viking boat. Then give yourself a relaxing moment at the Sundhöllin thermal pool. Excursions to Faxaflói Bay will offer you the opportunity to observe whales. It is really unforgettable!
Seville is one of the sunniest cities on the entire continent, but it is far from its only attraction. The Alcázar Palace offers you an out-of-time visit through its rooms and gardens. On the Plaza de España, you will have the opportunity to discover richly worked benches representing the country’s provinces. Right in front, María Luisa Park invites you to pleasant walks between pools and fountains. To immerse yourself in a local culture completely, take a tour of the Santa Cruz district, which houses typical Andalusian patios.
There are many more incredible places to visit during the weekend! Guys from CountryHelper can help you make the right choice!
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